Martin Luther King Jr Day
(officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.
King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
SiriusXM have shared the following multi-camera live footage of In This Moment performing a cover of Nine Inch Nails‘s “Closer” during their November 19th SiriusXM-sponsored show at Webster Hall in New York City, NY. Keeping with the theme of their latest release, “Black Widow“, the performance employs the use of a proverbial spider web and more.
Germany’s WDR “Rockpalast” has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of IN FLAMES‘ entire October 31 concert at Palladium in Cologne, Germany. Check out the performance, along with a band interview, at WDR.de.
Metallica‘s second performance of their week-long residency on ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson‘ took place last night, November 18th. The group played “Fuel” for that appearance:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDUa8EccBoM
Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s entire November 14 performance at The Forum in Inglewood, California is online.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. World Painted Blood
03. Hate Worldwide
04. Die By The Sword
05. Chemical Warfare
06. War Ensemble
07. Mandatory Suicide
09. Spill The Blood
10. Hell Awaits
11. At Dawn They Sleep
12. Altar Of Sacrifice
13. Jesus Saves
15. Seasons In The Abyss
17. Dead Skin Mask
18. Raining Blood
19. Psychopathy Red
20. South Of Heaven
21. Angel Of Death
SLIPKNOT‘s new lineup made its live debut last night (Saturday, October 25) as part of the band’s Knotfest in Devore, California.
The group’s setlist was as follows:
01. People = Shit
04. The Negative One
07. Wait and Bleed
08. Dead Memories
09. Before I Forget
10. Three Nil
14. Spit It Out
Professionally filmed video footage of the entire concert:
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slipknots-new-lineup-performs-live-for-first-time-pro-shot-video-footage/#oPSsrLRZ2x7pOMiw.99
The Skull’s debut album “For Those Which Are Asleep” will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 4th via Tee Pee Records.
The band features original Trouble members vocalist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff “Oly” Olson and recently dropped a new track titled “Till The Sun Turns Back,” which can be heard at this location.
In other news, footage from the band’s latest show in London, England on October 11th has been made available online, courtesy of YouTube user YeAuldMetaller.
Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST‘s October 6 performance at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is available.
According to Montreal Gazette, just over 4,000 fans attended the show, which was staged in an arena that holds 15,000-20,000, depending on the concert setup (and 21,273 for hockey sellouts).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvnCHVgy-kE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euGqa6H6Vxc
Fan-filmed video footage of GODSMACK‘s September 3 performance in Corpus Christi, Texas as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is available.
GODSMACK‘s sixth studio album, “1000hp” (One Thousand Horsepower), sold approximately 58,000 copies in its first week of release to land at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album chart. The disc, which arrived on August 5, follows up 2011’s “The Oracle”, which topped the chart with sales of 117,000 copies in its debut week.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aHSToWjsXI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN7rO1fiAto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKsjOrjrYPU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S-YFEQ6aoc
Pro-shot footage of Demonic Resurrection’s performance at Wacken Open Air is available online.
The band performed at the 25th Anniversary edition of the festival on the WET Stage on Saturday, August 2nd. The footage includes two new tracks “The Demon King” and “Trail Of Devastation” from the band’s recently released 4th album “The Demon King.”
Fan-filmed video footage of BABYMETAL‘s August 9 performance at the Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is available.
Established in 2010, BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal.
Various bands performances at this weekends ‘Bloodstock Open Air‘ festival at Trent in Derbyshire, UK were broadcast live over the internet. Below you can see pro-shot footage from the broadcast of Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Lacuna Coil, Emperor and Decapitated:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pTUNogPBwI